The Bakersfield College campuses are closed, but our staff are still available for you! We are working remotely during regular office hours. If you need assistance with general questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For efficient service, please remember to include your full name, student 6-digit ID number, high school, topic, and your question/concern.
Prefer face-to-face? We have a Virtual Lobby! Visit us Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am-5:00 pm by using the Zoom link below to speak with a student employee "in-person".
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Since its inception in 1978, the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) has focused on increasing the availability of information and improving college access to postsecondary education for historically underserved student populations by creating a college-going culture, focusing on financial aid application completion, and coordinating college outreach efforts. Cal-SOAP is California’s college and financial aid experts administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), representing all systems of higher education.
Cal-SOAP is designed to increase the accessibility of postsecondary educational opportunities and financial aid for students from underserved communities who meet one or more of the following criteria:
The Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium was established in 2000 and serves approximately 38,000 students in the Southern San Joaquin Valley area. We also help organize several college outreach events for all Kern County students. The partners comprising our consortium include the following: